Best 110 Cuban Names That You'll Love

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Cuba is one of the most beautiful and unique countries in the world, and this identity is reflected in the amazing names that can be found on the Caribbean island.

If you're looking to take inspiration from some of the names that are found in Cuba, you've come to the right place. Cuban names are famous for being different and against the norm, and can be a great place to find inspiration for your own baby names.

Names deriving from the Spanish colonial period are still popular in Cuba, especially among the older generations. However, the anti-imperialist and multicultural nature of Cuban society has meant that it has become more common for Cuban names to move away from the colonial past, often in the direction of completely new and unusual names. For instance, many Cuban names are combinations of both parents' names, which are used to form a brand new name. They can also be reversed versions of a parents' name.

If you're looking for a completely unique name for your baby, take an inventive leaf out of the people of Cuba's book. Baby names that are combinations of parent's names include "Elian" (Elizabeth and Juan) and Cuban girl names such as "Daneisys" (Daniel and Daisy). This is a clever way of coming up with a brand new name for your baby.

In addition, many Cubans have names beginning with Y; the reasons for this are not certain, but it is first thought that the influence of the Soviet Union, where names that start with Y are more common, as well as the island's unique history, have contributed to a sense of innovation when it comes to baby names. Cubans born in the '70s and '80s are even collectively referred to as "Generation Y" due to the large number of baby names beginning with Y during this period. Names beginning with Y are sometimes variations of more common names, such as "Yaniel" (Daniel) or "Yenifer" (Jennifer).

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Popular Cuban Names For Girls

Cuba is one of the world's leading countries in terms of gender equality. This is often reflected in the free-spirited nature of Cuban girls' names.

1) Acindina (Greek origin), which means "safe".

2) Adoncia (Spanish origin), which means "sweet".

3) Aleja (Spanish origin), which means "defender of mankind". This is the Cuban version of the English baby girl name "Alexandra".

4) Aymee (Spanish origin), which means "beloved". This is the Cuban version of the English baby girl name "Amy".

5) Benita (Spanish origin), which means "blessed".

6) Dalila (Spanish origin), derived from the biblical name Delilah.

7) Damasia (Spanish origin), which means "of the Adriatic Sea".

8) Delfina (Spanish origin), which means "dolphin".

9) Dunia (Arabic origin), which means "world" or "life".

10) Edelira (Cuban origin), which means "noble heritage".

11) Floramaria (Spanish origin), which means "flower of Mary".

12) Gertrudes (Spanish origin), which means "beloved warrior women".

13) Gisele (German origin), which means "pledge".

14) Hermosa (Spanish origin), which means "beautiful".

15) Isabel (Spanish origin), which means "consecrated to God".

16) Itxaro (Spanish origin), which means "hope".

17) Liliana (Spanish origin), which means "lily flower".

18) Lisandra (Greek origin), which means "defender of mankind".

19) Lur (Spanish origin), which means "earth".

20) Maricela (Spanish origin), which means "warlike".

21) Mariposa (Spanish origin), which means "butterfly".

22) Marquesa (Spanish origin), which means "works like a hammer".

23) Mirana (Spanish origin), which means "wonderful" or "adorable".

24) Neoma (Greek origin), which means "new moon".

25) Novia (Spanish origin), which means "sweetheart".

26) Quillen (Spanish origin), which means "woman of the heights".

27) Ramira (Spanish origin), which means "judicious".

28) Safia (Arabic origin), which means "sincere friend".

29) Samara (Hebrew origin), which means "under God's rule".

30) Silvana (Spanish origin), which means "from the forest".

31) Tranquila (Spanish origin), which means "tranquil".

32) Urbana (Spanish origin), which means "city dweller".

33) Xiomara (Spanish origin), which means "renowned warrior".

34) Yandra (Spanish origin), which means "mother".

35) Yanet (Cuban origin), which means "God is gracious". This is the Cuban version of the English baby girl name "Janet".

36) Yenifer (Cuban origin), which means "white shadow". This is the Cuban version of the English baby girl name "Jennifer".

37) Yoselin (Cuban origin), which means "joyous".

38) Zamira (Arabic origin), which means "thought".

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Popular Cuban Names For Boys

Cuban boys' names are influenced by the Greek and Spanish heritage of many Cubans, as well as indigenous Cuban groups. These baby boy names are unusual and exciting, with plenty of personality.

39) Alejandro (Spanish origin), which means "defender of mankind". This is the Cuban version of the English baby boy name "Alexander".

40) Bembe (Spanish origin), which means "prophet".

41) Castilo (Greek origin), which means "beautiful".

42) Cordaro (Spanish origin), which means "little lamb".

43) Dalian (Spanish origin), which means "valley".

44) Desiderio (Spanish origin), which means "desired".

45) Elian (Spanish origin), which means "the Lord is my God".

46) Emeterio (Greek origin), which means "deserves affection".

47) Euquerio (Greek origin), which means "sure-handed".

48) Euxenio (Greek origin), which means "born into royalty".

49) Férnan (Spanish origin), which means "daring" or "adventurous".

50) Filiberto (Spanish origin), which means "brilliant".

51) Francisco (Spanish origin), which means "from the country of France".

52) Geraldo (Spanish origin), which means "excellent spearman".

53) Gimoaldo (Spanish origin), which means "confessor".

54) Ireneo (Greek origin), which means "lover of peace".

55) Javiero (Spanish origin), which means "owner of a new house".

56) Julio (Spanish origin), which means "full of youth".

57) Learco (Greek origin), which means "judge of his village".

58) Macario (Spanish origin), which means "blessed" or "happy".

59) Maceo (Spanish origin), which means "gift of God". This is the Cuban version of the English baby boy name "Matthew".

60) Martez (Spanish origin), which means "warlike".

61) Mendo (Spanish origin), which means "offers sacrifice to God".

62) Montez (Spanish origin), which means "of the mountains".

63) Nestor (Spanish origin), which means "wise traveller".

64) Paz (Spanish origin), which means "peace".

65) Pirro (Spanish origin), which means "flaming hair".

66) Placido (Spanish origin), which means "serene".

67) Reinaldo (Spanish origin), which means "advisor to the king".

68) Reinier (German origin), which means "wise army".

69) Silverio (Spanish origin), which means "wood" or "forest".

70) Tajo (Spanish origin), which means "day".

71) Vicente (Spanish origin), which means "victor" or "conqueror".

72) Yago (Spanish origin), which means "supplanter".

73) Yasiel (Hebrew origin), which means "whom God made".

74) Yudel (Spanish origin), which means "praise".

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Traditional Cuban Names

Traditional names from Cuba are often influenced by Spanish culture and the Catholic Church. There are many popular names across the Spanish-speaking world that are also often found in Cuba. Here are some of our favourite traditional names for Cubans.

75) Agathe (Greek origin), which means "good" or "kind".

76) Alvaro (Spanish origin), which means "cautious".

77) Anton (Spanish origin), which means "the priceless one".

78) Barbara (Greek origin), which means "foreign woman".

79) Carida (Spanish origin), which means "charity".

80) Clara (Spanish origin), which means "bright". This is the Cuban version of the English baby girl name "Claire" or "Clare".

81) Claudia (Spanish origin), which means "enclosure".

82) Edmundo (Spanish origin), which means "prosperous protector". This is the Cuban version of the English baby boy name "Edmund".

83) Elisa (Spanish origin), which means "consecrated to God".

84) Estefania (Spanish origin), which means "crowned with laurels".

85) Ezmeralda (Spanish origin), which means "emerald".

86) Federico (Spanish origin), which means "peaceful ruler". This is the Cuban version of the English baby boy name "Frederick".

87) Godalupe (Spanish origin), which means "of the Mother Mary".

88) Guillerma (Spanish origin), which means "determined guardian".

89) Gutierre (Spanish origin), which means "army ruler".

90) Hilario (Spanish origin), which means "cheerful".

91) Jacqueline (French origin), which means "to supplant".

92) Juan (Spanish origin), which means "God's gracious gift".

93) Juanita (Spanish origin), which means "God is gracious".

94) Lola (Spanish origin), which means "sorrowful".

95) Luis (Spanish origin), which means "well-known warrior".

96) Manuela (Spanish origin), which means "God is with us".

97) Rodolfo (German origin), which means "famous wolf".

98) Rolando (Spanish origin), which means "famous throughout the land".

99) Samantha (Spanish origin), which means "told by God".

100) Valeria (Spanish origin), which means "strength".

101) Verita (Spanish origin), which means "truth".

Names From Famous People In Cuba

As one of the world's only remaining socialist states, Cuba has had a larger global influence than most of its Caribbean neighbours. Famous people from Cuba include the heroes and leaders of the socialist revolution, as well as celebrities who have found fame in the United States.

102) Camila (Spanish origin), which means "young ceremonial attendant". This name is well-known as the name of Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello.

103) Camilo (Spanish origin), which means "young ceremonial attendant". In Cuba, this name is linked to Camilo Cienfuegos, who is seen as a hero of the revolution in the country.

104) Celia (Spanish origin), which means "heavenly". This girl name is remembered as the name of popular Cuban singer Celia Cruz.

105) Che (Spanish origin), which means "God will increase". This name is popular in Cuba because of Che Guevara, one of the leaders of the revolution who continues to be recognised as an influential figure across the globe today.

106) Cuba (Spanish origin), which means "from Cuba". Famous people with this name include the American actor Cuba Gooding Jr.

107) Ernesto (Latin origin), which means "determined". This name is well-known in Cuba as Che Guevara's real first name.

108) Fidel (Spanish origin), which means "faithful". This name is popular in Cuba because of Fidel Castro, who led the country for many decades and was a leader of the Cuban Revolution.

109) Osvaldo (Spanish origin), which means "divine power". This boy name is well-known for being the name of Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado, the former president of Cuba.

110) Raul (Spanish origin), which means "wolf counsel". This name is famous in Cuba for being the name of Raul Castro, an important figure in the revolution and one of the current leaders of the country.

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